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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) announced sponsorship of Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and the 21 charities under its umbrella, which continue to support Nebraska’s most vulnerable populations in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CHAD is a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health

By |2020-06-19T15:14:49-05:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

A pledge to make meaningful change

Today, we, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association issued the following statement: In recent weeks, we have seen, heard and felt the pain in our own companies and in our communities following the senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd—and too many black men and women before him. We are resolved to answer

By |2020-06-17T08:42:07-05:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A pledge to make meaningful change

Virtual Boys Town Memorial Day Run a success

It was a different type of event this year, but it still accomplished the same goal of helping to change lives. This year’s Boys Town Memorial Day Run was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Valerie Schramm, marketing coordinator and Memorial Day Run race director for Boys Town said, “things went really, really well.

By |2020-06-12T16:06:51-05:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Virtual Boys Town Memorial Day Run a success

BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is extending the waiver of member cost shares for in-network coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and inpatient/outpatient treatment, including telehealth, through Sept. 30, 2020. During the pandemic, the company has seen a significant increase in telehealth usage. BCBSNE began waiving member cost shares for telehealth in early March. “In

By |2020-06-01T09:28:36-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

In times of trial, the Omaha community pulls together — sometimes one stitch at a time. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) has rallied an effort to sew up to 45,000 cloth masks and distribute them to families who may not be able to

By |2020-05-28T16:01:51-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees asked for more learning opportunities, the human resources (HR) department made it happen by expanding internal program offerings. “In 2019, employees provided feedback through a company-wide survey,” said Liz Brumels, BCBSNE organizational development manager. “We saw a need to add to our learning and career

By |2020-05-12T14:46:43-05:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Megan Fry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) nurse case manager, is one of the companies 70 nurses who work tirelessly to support members and providers. “Every day is something different,” said Fry. “I usually log on to work about 7 a.m. and am on the phone until my day is done. This

By |2020-05-07T15:26:33-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

It’s yet another frustrating consequence of the coronavirus. During a time when we need the immunity-boosting, stress-reducing, weight-controlling benefits of exercise more than ever, it’s tougher than ever to stay active. Fitness centers, from local gyms to YMCA branches, remain closed, which has some people taking quarantine sitting down — in front of the TV.

By |2020-05-11T11:29:58-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

Wise & Well: How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

Hugh Teitler has found that wellness extends far outside just being physically active. “To be healthy, I need to pay attention to my mind, body and spirit,” said Teitler, vice president of human resources at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “While it is aspirational, I know it is important to spend time

By |2020-04-29T14:23:26-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day for 13 years, but given current conditions, BCBSNE has adjusted the format of the event while keeping its same goals in mind. BCBSNE typically asks participants to take the NW@L Day pledge and walk for 30 minutes. With social

By |2020-04-24T15:50:38-05:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals